I need some help creating a self-study program for myself. I only get 'about' one lesson a month from someone really good, and don't want to waste her time on this.
My program has evolved to the point where I need to work-in what follows, as well as expand into what follows that. Also, I've reached a point where there is simply no way, I can give everything the attention I'd like, so something's going to have to give. I talk about splitting my program, but haven't been too successful with that yet, so I'm looking at like maybe doing certain things on alternating days.
This is what I'm currently doing:
17 basic elements, 3 min. each a day; having just added Sautille, and wanting to do Sieb's Loure; as well as peaking around the corner at Ricochet.
Wohlfahrt--a couple passes through a couple etudes a day--I'd like to do more but time..... And I'm adding another etude, so this is really going to get hairy.
About ten songs from Suzuki, standards like "The Shadow of Your Smile", and a Bach Sarabande I'm adapting from guitar to violin, and God only knows where else--I'll be watching TV and run for the violin to jam along..
Scales in two octaves.
Free style for my aged (but not prunish--who loves ya Burrriii!) soul.
The problem is that I am ready to increase my element studies in relation to double-stops, want to start doing appregios and working towards scales in 3 octaves. Previously my left hand was holding me back, but through intensive work is showing it is ready to move forward (lots of alternating speed trills and Wohlfahrt no2 did the trick--and ''''time'''').
Anyway, when one gets to this level, and without neglecting basic elements--which I 'truly' need, what might be some solutions to this time-management question?
Plus, I'm getting ready to become really busy in my gardens--hugely busy, so I'm not going to have the leisure of hibernating for four and five hours with my violin. I'd like to keep it between 2.5-3 hours--(like I'd really do that when the spirit hits me ;)).... Anyway...
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